Exploring health professionals’ and women's awareness of models of maternity care evidence

SOLTANI, Hora, FAIR, Frankie and DUXBURY, Alexandra (2015). Exploring health professionals’ and women's awareness of models of maternity care evidence. British Journal of Midwifery, 23 (1), 22-31.

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A Cochrane systematic review has shown midwife-led continuity models of care provide explicit benefits for mothers and babies compared with other models of maternity care, with a comparable level of safety. The Cochrane review has had much international impact. This study explored the local impact of the review, alongside other midwife-led care evidence and guidelines. Electronic surveys were undertaken exploring women's and health professionals' awareness of models of maternity care evidence, including midwife-led care and homebirth, and how they utilise evidence to guide their choices and practice. A low awareness of much of the available evidence was shown among the women and the professionals. There is a need for better dissemination of information to professionals as they are women's preferred source of information about the options available for place of birth and midwife-led care.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: midwife led care midwifery evidence awareness evidence implementation evidence into practice
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: 10.12968/bjom.2015.23.1.22
Depositing User: Frankie Fair
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2015 12:05
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016 22:08
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/9301

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